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Amazon Adopts ORBX Streaming Standard

One of the biggest headaches of streaming content online is the fact that it differently goes with different browsers. If you are using browsers that are older or you have an older computer, you will need to have all sorts of plug ins just to interpret the data being sent so that your browser can render it in a form that is usable. Wouldn’t it be better if there was a way to stream video, games and complicated software that doesn’t take up much resources and looks crisp and clean on the receiving end?

A visual rendering form OTOY and Mozilla teamed up to produce a streaming protocol called ORBX. ORBX is a codec for Javascript and what it does is it takes complex games and software and renders it in such a way that it looks the same in a browser regardless of the device you are running. It used to be that you would have to have all sorts of plug ins and tricks to handle the streams so it would look decent on your device. With this system, it instantly adjusts to whatever hardware you have so instead of having required codecs or plug ins you can just play video and have crisp images in a browser that runs HTML file.

This is really an amazing stuff. With Amazon adopting this platform, it might quickly become the industry standard. The great thing about this is that it’s very light. It is not very bulky and doesn’t take too much resources. At the end of the process, you get nice looking graphics and you get a smooth solution.